Gov. Tim Walz and the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced more than $7 million in grants have been awarded to 47 organizations to provide young people workforce development and training opportunities.
Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, South-Central Workforce Council and Minnesota Valley Action Council were awarded $448,323 for programs impacting Faribault, Martin and Blue Earth Counties.
DEED’s Office of Youth Development awarded the grants to organizations providing services to economically disadvantaged or at risk youth ages 14-24. The programs will support youth of color, youth with disabilities and economically disadvantaged youth by connecting them with good paying jobs in high growth industries.